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Richard Buell The Boston Globe, October 26, 1998.

Dante Anzolini brings out the best in MIT Symphony (head title). “The MIT Symphony’s new director, Argentina native Dante Anzolini, not only arrives with an impressive resume…it was clear at the start that Anzolini knew what he was after. And what’s more important, it was clear that the players of this young and ambitious community orchestra knew what he was after, too. They were able to deliver it solidly and reliably, and at times even with a suggestion of brilliance….In Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino” Overture…you heard immediately that the melodic lines were being shaped: not only the passionate, yearning one for strings but the bare, bleak one for a handful of winds, which can be a minefield. Grace notes were tidily and expressively in place. When the piece heated up, the effect was fresh and exciting. The program saw also a couple of ventures outside the mainstream repertory…”

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